IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine hydrolase

Reaction: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine + H2O = benzyl alcohol + CO2 + glycine

Other name(s): benzyloxycarbonylglycine hydrolase; Nα-carbobenzoxyamino acid amidohydrolase; Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase; Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase I

Systematic name: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine urethanehydrolase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on N-benzyloxycarbonylalanine, but not on the corresponding derivatives of other amino acids or on N-benzyloxycarbonylpeptides. Requires Co2+ or Zn2+. cf. EC Nα-benzyloxycarbonylleucine hydrolase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 91930-69-7


1. Murao, S., Matsumura, E. and Kawano, T. Isolation and characterization of a novel enzyme, Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase, from Streptococcus faecalis R ATCC 8043. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 967-972.

[EC created 1989]

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